Monday, April 6, 2015

Spring Break Storytelling

This morning we warmly welcomed our first ever spring break. After the kids finished breakfast, we all sat down together and I told them I wanted to have a little meeting about spring break. I asked them to tell me all about what they'd like to do. Their responses were so precious and so doable, which kind of shocked me! They said everything from "go to the playground and take hikes", to "eat some of our Easter candy". It didn't take long for us to come up with a plan for the week and I can honestly say that I'm looking forward to each day.

Since this is my first year with a child in school, I feel like we're experiencing a real spring break for the first time. I hope this week will be special and memorable for them, with the perfect combination of playing with friends, doing fun things and also just enjoying family time together.

After we had our little "spring break" meeting, I explained to them that I won't be having them do any school work this week, BUT Judah still needs to do his nightly reading and I'd like for each of them to create a little book all about  the fun things we do this week.

See what I did there? No school work,  but we're making books......Haha! I love sneaking in little things like this.

Our books aren't fancy, but I think they'll be a fun way for the kids to practice their writing and drawing and at the end of the week, it'll be fun to look back and read about what we've done.

For each of the kids, I stapled a few pieces of paper together. Then they wrote on the front and drew pictures of some of the things they'd like to do over the next week.....
 ......For Paisley, I just had her write her name.
 ........Next, we labeled a page for each day. Judah wrote out his days and Paisley traced.

........I think this will be a great alternative to not doing any "school" all week.
What kinds of plans do you have for your week?

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